Belarus – Death penalty (December 2, 2016)

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France condemns the executions in Belarus – which have just been made public – of Siarhei Khmialeuski, Ivan Kulesh and Hyanadz Yakavitski.

We are also concerned by the death sentence handed down to Siarhei Vostrykau on May 19.

France reaffirms its constant opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances. We urge the Belarus authorities to establish a moratorium on the death penalty, the first step toward its abolition.